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Saturday, 23 July 2011

More ink experiments!

stampin up demonstrator uk Zoe Tant

In my previous post I mentioned that one of my party hostesses asked me to do something with ink.  Over the past couple of weeks I have been playing about with reinkers, distressing kit and many other bits and pieces.  I also recently saw a lovely card by Donna, an american demonstrator, who has done some fabulous effects with inks.  It inspired me to play about with a few more products and see what I could come up with. I have no idea whether this is anything like what she did, but thanks for the inspiration Donna.

Now I've incorporated my ink and stuff technique into my Less is More entry this week. This challenge is to make and clean and simple card and include ribbons and or buttons. I've done both to compliment my butterfly.  I've used the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set to add antennae to the butterfly and Every Moment for my sentiment.   The other supplies are listed at the end of my post.  I will come back with more examples of my 'Crystal Ink' technique.  I've really enjoyed venturing into the use of products that I have until now shied away from, so really it's thanks to Marj for asking me to do something with ink that I've become a little bravier and tried something different. 
Funniest thing is that unfortunately Marj's 'artist' friends couldn't make it to her party in the end because the driver was ill.  However the ladies had a fun time experimenting with this card.  This too fits, with the challenge at Less is More for the ribbon, but is too much for a CAS card.  I wanted to share it with you anyway.

I hope you enjoy your weekend whatever the weather and find time to relax.
Have fun.
Hugs Zx

Supplies Card 1
Cardstock - whisper white
Stamp Sets - flight of the butterfly, every moment
reinkers - tempting turquoise, pretty in pink
ink pads- pretty in pink
accessories - butterfly punch, decorative label punch, taffeta ribbon, subtles buttons, rhinestones, dimensionals, daubers, scallop trim border punch

Supplies Card 2
Cardstock - baja breeze, very vanilla, neutrals dsp
Distressing Kit
Stamp Sets - Four Frames, Just Believe
Colour Spritzer
accessories - crumb cake seam binding, pearls, decorative label punch, big shot, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, brayer, daubers
Markers - chocolate chip and baja breeze


  1. They're both gorgeous Zoe - can't wait to find out what 'Crystal ink' is :0)
    Margaret x

  2. Lovely butterfly Zoe and some different ribbon treatment. I really like your second card, if it had been on a clean background it would have passes the LIM test lol
    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  3. Super cards Zoe... I must confess that I love the second one... the colours are gorgeous!
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  4. The twisted ribbon looks very fancy, Zoe. I love the whole design of the pink card. And your second card is gorgeous too! It's fun to play :-)

    Linda X

  5. Love the new technique on the top one but my heart belongs to the second aaah! It is so up my street in every way...xx

  6. 2 gorgeous cards, love the twisted ribbon on the first one x

  7. Both cards are gorgeous, I love the distressing technique on the second card and the butterfly. is beautiful.

  8. I love both of these Zoe, they are gorgeous. I would love to know how you achieved these effects x

  9. Beautiful cards - love the inky butterfly

  10. very eye catching flow of pink ribbon, and love the blue distressed embossing.

  11. Delightful - love the twisted ribbon x

  12. Both are beautifully with super soft and pretty colours, love the ribbon treatment on the first and the lovely embossing on the second.


  13. Love how you've used the ribbon in the first card but the second is my fave too. Fab colours. xx

  14. Love both cards! The second one is Stunning! And the first is a beaut in the ribbon way ;), just bit too pink for me :)


  15. Two really great cards. XOXO Zoe

  16. Two different but equally lovely cards. I like your treatment of the butterfly. x

  17. Hi Zoe
    Two gorgeous cards love them both .....

  18. I think both are CAS and both are gorgeous! Love the twisted ribbon on the first - adds an unusal edge. The second is my fave though, the colours are stunning and the coloured embossing adds a rich quality. Brilliant :-D

  19. Love both of them Zoe. Your butterfly is fabulous and I love your ribbon treatment. The second one is wonderful, love the embossing and the colours are perfect.
    Lynne xxx

  20. hey! the twisted ribbon is a clever effect and love what youve done with the ink. Super ideas!!- I too would visit your classes- just a bit of a drive!!!

  21. These colours look so lovely together. Great butterfly.... Gill x

  22. Hi Zoe,
    Love these 2 cards especially the first one the butterfly looks irredescent and I love what you have done with the ribbon, 'crystal ink' mmmm sounds intrigueing.


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